Where you’ll find great places to stay, eat, drink, and shop, with bustling shops, family fun, and a vibrant culture!
Located just 10 minutes west of downtown, West Milwaukee has a charming small-town feel. The Village cherishes its history and is proud of its revitalized retail corridor, Miller Park Way. The Village is an area that is growing and changing with many new constructions projects, and it is in close proximity to many summer festivals, sporting events, tourist locations, and music festivals.
About the Village of West Milwaukee
In over 100 years, the Village went from an industrial “Smoke Stack” community to a diversified thriving community, and the transformation has been incredible. Many of the industrial plants are gone, and in their place, retail and small business establishments have prospered. The Village currently is a blend of residential, commercial, retail and industry.
Beginning in the late 1960’s until the early 1970’s, the Village lost one-third of its housing stock to a proposed freeway that never materialized. The Village began to recover in the 1990’s with redevelopment along what is now Miller Park Way (old 43rd Street).
West Milwaukee is in close proximity to many cultural and athletic ventures. The Miller Park Baseball Complex, home of the Milwaukee Brewers, is within walking distance. The Fiserv Forum, home of the Milwaukee Bucks, as well as the lakefront and Summerfest Grounds are just minutes away to the east via I-94. Traveling west are Wisconsin State Fair, the Pettit Ice Center, and the Milwaukee County Zoo.